Fayette County

F’ville Army Sergeant Curry pockets $250K lottery winnings before return to Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Gregg Curry holds lottery check. Photo/Special.

An Army sergeant from Fayetteville has won a quarter-million-dollar prize just days before his return to Afghanistan.

Master Sgt. Gregg Curry with the Third U.S. Army Forces Central Command played the Georgia Lottery instant game Cool Cash and won a $250,000 prize.

Following their morning workout, Curry and his wife, Mary, stopped for a bottle of water at Kwickie/Flash #0245, 973 Highway 54 in Fayetteville, where he purchased the lucky ticket.

“We’re excited. We’re happy,” said Curry, 47. Read More»

PTC Kiwanis golf tournament set for this Wednesday

PTC Kiwanis golf tournament set for this Wednesday

On Wednesday, April 20 the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City will sponsor its 22nd Annual Spring Golf Tournament at Planterra Ridge Golf Club. In addition to receiving numerous “give-aways” participants in the 4-Person Scramble Format will compete for $2,200 in prize money, plus try their luck for outstanding Hole-In-One prizes. A putting contest and silent auction will also be held. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Box lunches will be provided. For additional information call Cliff Schmidt at 770-631-8521. Photo/Special.

American Legion Post 50 helps put old Old Glories to rest

American Legion Post 50 helps put old Old Glories to rest

American Legion Post 50 dedicated a Flag Retirement Box by the Veteran’s Memorial at Peachtree City City Hall on Thursday. The box is available for all citizens to deposit their old U.S. flags for proper retirement. From left are Jim Ryan, senior member of American Legion Post 50, Adjutant Ted Dirkschneider, Commander Arnie Geiger and 4th District Senior Vice President and Past Commander of American Legion Post 50 Jim O’Brien. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Pay restoration, other issues at Fayette BoE meeting April 19

The potential for restoring a 3 percent pay cut to school system employees, an update on upcoming budget considerations and other issues will be taken up on April 19 by the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

Lots of theater available this weekend for local audiences

Tonight, the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone will welcome to its stage six young people competing for the same dream:  the dream to become a spelling bee champion. An instant hit when it landed on Broadway in 2005 and an eventual Tony Award winner, ”The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before on the Legacy stage.  The show boats a witty and hilarious score by veteran composer and lyricist William Finn as well as a unique and inventive script by Rachel Sheinkin that uses audience participation and improvisation. Read More»

Ga. Supreme Court to rule on PTC annexation

The legitimacy of a 2007 annexation in northwest Peachtree City will be decided by the Georgia Supreme Court.

Attorneys for each party participated in oral arguments last week, advancing their position on the matter. City resident David Worley, himself an attorney, is hoping to overturn the annexation, which would add 1,125 homes on 779 acres west of Ga. Highway 74 and north of the current terminus of MacDuff Parkway. Read More»

Recoat project OK’d for Peachtree City City Hall

A project to recoat the exterior of Peachtree City’s City Hall building was approved by the City Council at its April 7 meeting.

The exterior needs to be re-sealed every so often to prevent drainage problems like the one experienced several years back that required a significant modification to the interior of council chambers, officials said.

The lowest qualified bidder was Engineered Restoration, Inc. Read More»

Event on April 30 seeks old prescriptions for disposal

Check your cabinets for those out-of-date and no-longer-used prescription bottles.

And instead of flushing those drugs down the drain, put them aside for the Prescription Drug Take Back event April 30 at Shakerag Knoll next to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At last year’s “pill drop” event, Peachtree City residents disposed of an astonishing 193 pounds of medication. The drugs were disposed of via incineration. Read More»

PTCPD hosting junior police academy in June

This June the Peachtree City Police Department will again host a Junior Police Academy, a week-long and hands-on peek into police work for local students between 12 and 17 years old.

The academy will provide basic information about the police profession and the daily operations of the Peachtree City Police Department. Participants will have the chance to take part in hands-on training in many aspects of law enforcement, including a ride-along with an officer. Read More»

Fayette resident heads Fairburn city government

Tom Barber, the City Administrator in Fairburn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tom Barber has spent a career managing people and money. Today the Certified Public Accountant and long-time north Fayette County resident is continuing that career as the City Administrator in Fairburn.

A younger Tom Barber and his family moved to Fayette County in 1968, where he attended Fayette County High School and was selected “Mr. Senior” in 1973. Barber left Fayette in 1978 but returned with his family in 2000. Read More»

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